Emulab Installation Requirements

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ccnp...@gmail.com

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Feb 13, 2019, 3:00:11 PM2/13/19
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Hi Folks,

I am planning to install Emulab. I am trying to find out the HW and SW requirements to start. I have checked the wiki/documentation https://wiki.emulab.net/wiki/Emulab/wiki/HWRecommend and I have a few questions.

1. Is FreeBSD the only supported software to install emulab? Can I install Emulab on Ubuntu, Redhat or Centos?
2. Document states that Memory recommendation is at least 512MB, and preferably 1-2GB. Is it correct that it only requirements this much memory to install emulab or more Memory is needed?

Appreciate your response.

Thank you.
Ace

Leigh Stoller

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Feb 14, 2019, 10:39:51 AM2/14/19
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> I am planning to install Emulab. I am trying to find out the HW and SW requirements to start. I have checked the wiki/documentation https://wiki.emulab.net/wiki/Emulab/wiki/HWRecommend and I have a few questions.

Hi, that page is really out of date, sorry about that. You can see the kind
of hardware we currently run here: https://wiki.emulab.net/Emulab/wiki/UtahHardware

> 1. Is FreeBSD the only supported software to install emulab? Can I install
> Emulab on Ubuntu, Redhat or Centos?

FreeBSD only on the boss and ops/fs servers.

> 2. Document states that Memory recommendation is at least 512MB, and preferably 1-2GB. Is it correct that it only requirements this much memory to install emulab or more Memory is needed?

Skip down to the servers section on the page I mention above. Its also
a bit out of date, but much closer to what we run now. These days
you want more like 8GB …

Leigh
ps: installing Emulab is extremely time consuming and difficult, you need to
have a lot of systems experience (for example, you will have to configure
sendmail on BSD). We have limited time to help these days, we are super busy.
Just FYI.



ccnp...@gmail.com

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Feb 15, 2019, 12:06:43 PM2/15/19
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Hi Leigh, Thank you for the response and for the warning :)
Is there any alternative software that works like Emulab?

Regards,
Ace
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